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Remedial Courses

Remedial and deficiency courses offered as independent study (online) cannot be approved and cannot be certified to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Remedial and deficiency courses are designed to correct deficiencies in basic mathematics, English, and reading at the elementary or secondary level. These courses can be certified, but only it has been established through assessment AND are taking the course residentially (on campus).

Advanced Payment

Advance payment is only available to Chapter 30, 32, and 1606.  Students who have been out of school for over 30 days and new students must request to receive Advanced Payment at least 30 days before the semester begins. Check with Debbie Ayers for requirements, and dates in which to apply for Advance Pay.

Advance payment is Not available under Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) and Chapter 1607.

Concurrent Enrollment

While receiving VA Educational benefits, students may be concurrently enrolled at another college or university. Veteran students must request a Parent School Letter from Debbie Ayers. This letter states that the courses taken at the Supplemental School will be credited toward the current major at Cuyamaca College. Veteran students are responsible for informing the Supplemental School's Veterans' Office where their Parent School is located. The Supplemental School will complete the certification for the benefits form (VA form 22-1999). 

Monthly Verification
Veteran students who receive benefits under Chapter 30, 34 and 1606, must verify their enrollment each month. These students will receive an award letter from the VA Regional Processing Center in Muskogee, OK. Once this is received, the student can self certify. To insure prompt payment of benefits please self certify every month. The earliest this can be done is the last day of the month. Monthly verification ( self certification ) can be done via one of the following two ways:

Telephone - Using Interactive Voice Response (IV)

Internet - WAVE (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment).

Failure to self-certify will cause your benefits to stop. You must do this every month or you will not get paid!

Federal holidays may delay receipt of the Student Verification of Enrollment and/or your check.

Direct Deposit

Direct deposit of VA educational benefits payment is available for all VA educational  recipients. This program speeds up education and work study payments. It also decreases chance of missing, lost, or stolen checks.

The VA will require students to provide their VA file number, bank routing number, and checking/savings account number.

Tutorial Assistance

Tutorial assistance helps the student pay for necessary tutoring and is a supplement to the student's regular education benefit.

Tutorial Assistance may be paid to students under Chapters 30, 33, 35 and 1606. Tutorial assistance is not authorized for Chapter 1607. 

If eligible for tutoring benefits under a GI Bill®. The monthly rate may not exceed the cost of tutoring or $100. The maximum amount payable is $1200 per student per benefit program. For additional information go to:

VA Work Study Program

Who is Eligible?

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill--(38 U.S.C. Chapter 33) (Veterans and transfer-of-entitlement recipients)
  • Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty (38 U.S.C. Chapter 30)
  • REAP Participants
  • Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve (10 U.S.C. Chapter 1606)
  • Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (38 U.S.C. Chapter 32)
  • Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (38 U.S.C. Chapter 35)
  • Eligible dependents under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 35 may use work study only while training in a State.
  • National Call to Service Participants
  • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program -- (38 U.S.C. Chapter 31)
Contact Debbie Ayers in the Veterans Services Office for job opening. 
Benefit Rates of Pay
Rates depend upon amount contributed and/or length of time in service (Number of months of contribution), as well as enrollment status. Inquire at the Admissions and Records Office for current pay rates for each particular GI Bill.

Undergraduate Enrollment Status by Number of Credits

  Full Time 3/4 Time 1/2 Time
Fall and Spring 12.0+ 9.0 - 11.5 6.0 - 8.5
Summer -- 8-week 6.0+ 4.0 - 5.5 3.0 - 3.5
Summer -- 6-week 4.0+ 3.0 - 3.5 2.0 -2.5
Summer -- 4-week 3.0+ 2.0 - 3.5 n/a
Benefits Checklist

The following is designed to assist students in getting started at Cuyamaca College and initiating educational benefits:

  • Submit an application for admissions to Cuyamaca College.
  • Request official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, universities, and training institutes be sent to the Cuyamaca College Admissions and Records Office.
  • Obtain a Veterans' Information Packet from the Cuyamaca College Veterans Services Office (A202).
  • Schedule an appointment with a Cuyamaca College counselor to create a comprehensive education plan.
  • Submit the Veterans' Information Packet and a copy of your DD214(copy member 4) to the Cuyamaca College Veterans' area in the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Visit the Veterans Service Office EACH semester to complete a Semester Worksheet in order to continue receipt of VA educational benefits.
Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential hotline, online chat, and text-messaging service. Veterans and their families and friends are encouraged to call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at, or text to 838255 to speak with qualified VA professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. offers:

  • Information on signs of crisis and a self-check quiz
  • Resource locator to find support
Last Updated: 10/04/2018


Veterans Services Office
Phone: 619-660-4282
Fax: 619-660-4215

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